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  • Catholic Caucus: Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help

    03/21/2016 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 12/1/2013 | Pietro Zander
    Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help  The Madonna del Soccorso, a revered fresco that is considered the preeminent Marian icon in St. Peter’s Basilica, is pictured before and after its restoration. (photos by M. Falcioni, Fabbrica di San Pietro) During the Year of Faith, following the February restoration of the Vatican’s Madonna of the Column, the Knights of Columbus was proud to support a sister initiative to refurbish the most important and beloved image of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica. Situated above the altar of the Gregorian Chapel, the freshly unveiled Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help)...
  • Why Columbus Sailed - An interview about Christopher Columbus and religious motivations-journey

    10/13/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 5/24/2014 | Alton Pelowski
    Why Columbus Sailed   5/24/2014   An interview about Christopher Columbus and the religious motivations for his journeyby Alton Pelowski   When the Knights of Columbus was founded 130 years ago, their namesake, Christopher Columbus, was a symbol of the idea that there is no contradiction in being a Catholic and an American. In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.Carol Delaney, a cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, had little knowledge...
  • The Crimes of Christopher Columbus

    10/11/2004 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 120 replies · 21,425+ views
    The Crimes of Christopher Columbus Dinesh D'Souza Multiculturalism is presented by its advocates in the schools and universities as a benign alternative to monoculturalism. Historian Peter Stearns insists that the multicultural debate "is between those who think there are special marvelous features about the Western tradition that students should be exposed to, and others who feel it's much more important for students to have a sense of the way the larger world has developed." This is the unmistakable appeal of multiculturalism: it is obviously better to study many cultures rather than a single culture, to have diverse points of...
  • Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle-East Christians

    07/29/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 29, 2015
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution — especially in the Middle East — the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight. “Pope Francis has urged the international community to take action to help Christians in the Middle East, and as an organization that has long supported victims of religious persecution, the Knights of Columbus is responding by asking our own members, and the public at large, to help us save the lives of people who are being persecuted simply because of their Christian faith,”...
  • Is Fr. Rosensteel Council hosting Gay Birthday Party in August? [Knights of Columbus]

    06/15/2015 3:38:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Today's Washington Post has an article entitled: "Company declines to provide a DJ for a gay man's party." In this (and I will have more on this in another posting, as I have seen his whining, hypocritical email), talks about a birthday party hosted by a gay couple for another gay man, and how the DJ company said that they would not handle the event. Note that the birthday boy, was the "former partner" of the of the person mentioned below.) In the article, it stated that the party is to be held at the local Knights of Columbus hall....
  • A Maryland DJ has refused to work a birthday party for a gay man...

    06/15/2015 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Michelle Boorstein
    First there was the New Mexico wedding photographer. Then there was the Indiana pizza maker. Now there is the Maryland disc jockey. The national debate about how to balance religious conscience protections and gay equality flared in the large, mostly liberal Washington, D.C., suburb of Montgomery County Friday, when Dani Tsakounis tried to help her brother hire Ultrasound Deejays for a party. An owner of the business told Tsakounis he would not provide the DJ because Tsakounis’s brother, a Silver Spring therapist, is married to another man and the birthday party they are hosting is for their 60-year-old roommate, who...
  • The History Of The Knights of Columbus In World War I

    05/24/2015 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN WORLD WAR I   Welcoming Sign at Knights of Columbus Hut Father Duval, DSC KOC & 104th Inf. "Everyone Welcome, Everything Free" was the motto of the Knights of Columbus clubhouses which sprung up in Doughboy training camps, in major U.S. cities and wherever a Doughboy could be found. Manned by K of C secretaries who were affectionately known as "Caseys" the clubhouses provided recreation and a few of the amenities of home to any serviceman regardless of race or religion. And to Catholic...
  • Knights of Columbus Council Reverses Course, Agrees to Host Same-Sex Wedding Reception

    01/02/2015 1:08:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 1/2/15 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details:Back in September, Alexandria Marie Shields and Taylor Butcher booked the Knights of Columbus hall in Madison, Indiana for the reception that will follow their upcoming wedding ceremony. On Monday, Knights of Columbus Council 934 called the couple to tell them it was refunding their deposit as they do not agree with same-sex unions. Wednesday evening, the council reversed course and has agreed to let them have the facility. …In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, the Knights of Columbus said it would allow the reception after all. It posted “Council 934 regrets that there was some confusion over the hall...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom

    07/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | April 27, 2011 | Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D.
    Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D. Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Washington, D.C. April 27, 2011Introduction“Ladies and gentlemen: On the threshold of a new millennium, we are witnessing an extraordinary global acceleration of that quest for freedom which is one of the great dynamics of human history. This phenomenon is not limited to any one part of the world; nor is it the expression of any single culture. Men and women throughout the world, even when threatened by violence, have taken the risk of freedom, asking to be given a...
  • St. André Bessette [his *first* feast day...hooray!]

    01/05/2011 6:48:12 AM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to St. Joseph. Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand. Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmith—all failures. He was a factory worker in the United States during the boom times of the Civil War. At 25, he applied for entrance into the Congregation of the Holy Cross. After a year’s novitiate, he was not admitted because of his weak health. But with an...

    10/19/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2013 | KATE O'HARE
    On Sunday, Oct. 20, a one-hour documentary, "Francis: The Pope From the New World" will air on Fox Business Network at 5 PM ET (live in all time zones). However, FBN had no involvement in the production, which is entirely the work of the Roman Catholic fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus. The group purchased airtime on Sunday during a paid-programming block normally filled by various infomercials.According to a release from the KofC, the special profiles the pope--formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina -- and features interviews, many of them shot in his home country, "with close friends, fellow...
  • Pope Francis asks Knights of Columbus to defend life and 'authentic' marriage

    08/09/2013 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    Sentiments Conveyed in Letter of Papal Greeting to Knights’ International Convention Greeting(SAN ANTONIO) – Pope Francis praised the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus and encouraged the organization to defend the sanctity of marriage, the dignity of life, the beauty and truth of human sexuality, and the rights of believers.The pope’s sentiments are contained in a letter of greeting to the Knights’ 131st annual convention, now taking place in San Antonio.The letter, which was sent by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on behalf of Pope Francis, expressed the Pope’s “esteem for the ideals of faith and fraternity...
  • And Now It Begins: Catholic Groups Rise Up to Replace the Boy Scouts

    06/08/2013 7:50:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 24, 2013 | Kathy Schiffer
    Within twenty-four hours of the Boy Scouts’ big announcement that they will open the membership to openly gay Scouts, fathers and concerned citizens are stepping up with plans to organize new ways to gather young males around the campfire for marshmallows and song. I thought it would happen—but I’m amazed, frankly, that it’s happening so soon. I was going to tell you about two of the existing boys’ groups, which have a well-defined mission statement and a history of successful retreats and camp-outs and sporting events. Today I learned about two new groups bursting onto the horizon: groups which are...
  • Vatican Punishes French Priest for Being a Freemason

    05/25/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/13
    A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort has been stripped of his Church functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry. Father Pascal Vesin was ordered by his bishop to cease his work in the Alpine resort of Megeve, the parish said. Bishop Yves Boivineau had warned Fr Vesin about his "active membership" of the Grand Orient de France lodge. Freemasonry has been condemned as anti-Christian and anti-clerical by various popes through history. Bishop Boivineau ordered the priest to cease his functions "at Rome's request", the parish said. In March, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the...
  • Saving Jesus in Montana

    07/20/2012 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 1/27/2012 | Brian Dowling
    Saving Jesus in Montana - A statue of Christ in a national forest, Knights argue, is a historic landmark, not a constitutional problem Big Mountain Jesus, a statue placed in 1954 to honor World War II veterans, has recently been challenged as unconstitutional. On an overcast day at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana, a horizontal wall of clouds meets Big Mountain near the top of a chairlift, next to a life-size statue of Jesus. The statue stands with outstretched arms, blessing the Flathead Valley that spreads for miles below. A large question undergirds the debate on whether a religious...
  • Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Div. War Memorial(Includes Statue of Jesus)

    07/19/2012 11:46:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Division War Memorial - Montana memorial on Forest Service land includes statue of Jesus It’s a war memorial that has commemorated the valor and sacrifice of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division for more than 50 years. The Knights of Columbus — represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty — has asked to intervene in a pending lawsuit to defend the memorial’s right to exist on public land in Montana.The war memorial near Whitefish, Mont., includes a large statue of Jesus. It was erected by Montana members of the Knights...
  • (NJ) Pro-Abortion Catholic Congressman to hold Rally at a Church Hall on Ascension Thursday!

    05/16/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT · by Frank Burns · 14 replies
    NJ, 9th Congressional Democrat Primary Election Bill Pascrell is a Catholic, pro-abortion, pro-gay-marriage, 18-yr. congressman in NJ. He and Nancy Pelosi are great friends and vote the same way. As a former mayor of Paterson, NJ, he chose the hall of a Catholic Church in Paterson, NJ as the venue for his Campaign Rally. Congressman Bill Pascrell has a 100% NARAL voting record and a 100% Pro-Homosexual Agenda voting record Facebook Event Campaign Page Pascrell also credits himself for writing the obama health-care law. The law that pays for abortion and calls for death panels for senior citizens. Call the...
  • Top Knight of Columbus: ‘if America amputates religion, liberty will vanish as well’

    04/20/2012 6:49:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 19, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 ( - The Obama administration’s attacks on faith-based groups represent a political power grab that, by attempting to control even the definition of religious expression, are an unprecedented danger to America’s tradition of liberty, according to the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Carl Anderson, the head of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, published the remarks on National Review Online on Thursday, the same day he gave remarks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. The prayer breakfast follows on the heels of the announcement of a new HHS mandate forcing religious groups to...
  • In Pitman (NJ), controversial Christmas banner polarizes Gloucester County borough

    12/20/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.16.11
    The big black letters on the water tower that looms over this small South Jersey town announce “Everybody likes Pitman.” Except that someone doesn’t. Or so say many of the borough’s residents. Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, the Gloucester County town has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the kind of town where the barber shop is called just that in a window sign and has a working barber pole spinning out front. There is no snow on the ground, but wreaths encircle lamp posts like halos, the marquee in front...
  • Knights of Columbus urge millions to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/16/2011 3:15:22 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Lawrence Council 10281 in South Amboy, NJ. Credit: Knights of Columbus. New Haven, Conn., Dec 16, 2011 / 03:03 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus' annual campaign reminding millions of Americans to “Keep Christ in Christmas” is in full swing with radio ads, signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards.“In a society where Christmas has often become shorthand for shopping, many who celebrate Christmas can lose sight of its true meaning,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said Dec. 15. “Those who celebrate Christmas give gifts to each other because it is the day on which we celebrate the...
  • Knights of Columbus honored with street name in Rome

    12/07/2011 2:36:50 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | December 7, 2011 | David Kerr
    Carl Anderson and Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno at the naming ceremony for the new Largo Cavalieri di Colombo (Knights of Columbus Street) Vatican City, Dec 7, 2011 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus now have a street to call their own in the Eternal City after Largo Cavalieri di Colombo was inaugurated on Dec. 6.“It is indeed an honor to share this wonderful occasion of the groundbreaking of the Largo Cavalieri di Colombo,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson at the unveiling ceremony for Rome’s newest street sign.“For nearly a century the Knights of Columbus and...
  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...
  • A Life Given (Judge John Roll)

    03/11/2011 6:44:21 AM PST · by frogjerk · 8 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 2/28/2011 | Matthew Bowman
    On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 8, Chief Judge John M. Roll attended Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Tucson, Ariz., before heading to the grocery store where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was holding an event for constituents. When a gunman opened fire on the crowd moments later, Roll shielded a friend from attack and took a fatal bullet in his own back. In the weeks that followed this devastating attack, much has been written and said about the victims. Although Judge Roll is now known as a hero, the Catholic community may not fully appreciate the loss it...
  • The Knights of Columbus reply

    05/22/2010 4:16:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies · 740+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 5/22/2010 | Patrick S. Korten
    Membership in the Knights of Columbus  Patrick S. Korten, Vice President for Communications Knights of Columbus Supreme Council The Knights of Columbus has always urged its members to live in a way completely consistent with Catholic teaching on all issues. We are proudly and unambiguously pro-life and have been at the forefront of the effort to protect marriage. Though we are saddened that not all of our members always live up to the Catholic faith, we are grateful that the vast majority do, and that they do so much good for the Church and society. Our councils have a...
  • March for Life 2011 (Knights of Columbus)

    01/26/2011 4:27:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    March for Life 2011Printer-friendly version              Photos1/24/2011Supreme Chaplain Addresses Young People on Life IssuesSupreme Chaplain William Lori addressed hundreds of young people at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 23rd. He spoke on the legacy of Cardinal John O'Connor for whom the conference at Georgetown is named.  Also speaking on the panel were Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore, Mother Agnes Mary Donovan of the Sisters of Life, and Professor Helen Alvare of George Mason University Law School. Supreme Chaplain Delivers Homily at the Mass on the Morning of the March for Life “You and I are here...
  • The Quest for a Cure-Groundbreaking ethical stem-cell research provides hope in a family's struggle

    01/13/2011 9:36:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Columbia ^ | 12.30.10 | Joseph O'Brien
     Despite having a rare neurodegenerative disease called Niemann-Pick Type C, the two oldest Hadley children, Peyton and Kayla, enjoy staying active and participating in events with their family at their Catholic parish in Medford, Ore. (Photos by Jared Cruce) Born three years apart, Peyton and Kayla Hadley began their lives as normal, healthy children. For their first seven years, both progressed normally as they began elementary school, scoring high on tests with excellent reading skills. Then, when Peyton turned 8, things began to change.  One of the first signs that something wasn't right began with Peyton's tendency to cock his...
  • Living Proof - Through the Ultrasound Initiative, Knights help pregnancy centers to save lives

    01/13/2011 9:17:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Columbia ^ | 12/30/2010 | Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
        Knights Ronald Coco and Richard Bosse worked to obtain a new ultrasound machine for the Women’s New Life Center in Metairie, La., where Angela Thomas (right) is the executive director. (Photo by Mary Lou Uttermohlen)Faith was alone in a foreign land. She felt frightened, confused, angry and violated. Not knowing where to turn, she went to a local pregnancy center conveniently located near the university she attended. There, a positive pregnancy test confirmed her fears. An international college student studying for her master's degree, Faith didn't know how she could possibly continue her pregnancy and thought she had...
  • Knights of Columbus Mourns Death of Judge John Roll in Arizona Shooting

    01/11/2011 12:58:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    The Knights of Columbus, a prominent Catholic group known for its pro-life work, is today mourning the death of one of the victims of the Arizona shooting Saturday.In addition to the injury of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Judge John Roll, who was nominated by former President George Bush, was killed along with five other people.Roll, who was the chief judge for the District of Arizona, was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a charter member of a Knights council in his hometown.Carl Anderson, the head of the pro-life Catholic fraternal order, today expressed “profound sadness”...
  • The Knight time for fraternal correction (K of C Membership)

    05/21/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 316+ views
    Catholic Vote Action ^ | May 20th, 2010 | Thomas Peters
    The Knight time for fraternal correction by Thomas Peters on May 20th, 2010 The Knights are making a mistake.As reported by Catholic World News and other sources, the leadership of the Knights of Columbus is forbidding local and state councils from suspending politicians who support abortion or same-sex marriage. This is a complex issue, so let’s add some details and begin a conversation about their decision.The argument from John Marrella, KofC Supreme Advocate, is essentially two-fold. It is not appropriate, he claims, for a local chapter of the Knights to take such a disciplinary action on its own authority –...
  • Clergy leave Knights of Columbus over pro-choice event

    05/11/2010 11:10:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 480+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Charles McMahon
    PORTSMOUTH — Conflict between pro-life Catholic ideals and pro-choice advocates has hit home. A pair of local reverends announced last weekend they would be withdrawing their membership from the local Knights of Columbus Chapter 140, a Catholic fraternal benefit society, after learning that a large pro-choice organization had rented space at a function center attached to the group. During a Saturday afternoon service at St. James Church, the Rev. Michael Kerper made a brief prepared statement saying he and the parochial vicar, the Rev. Marcos Gonzalez, had chosen to resign from the local chapter in protest. Kerper is pastor of...
  • K of C Cancels Pro-Abort NARAL Event after Priests Resign in Protest

    05/12/2010 4:40:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 602+ views
    Life Site News ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, May 12, 2010 ( - A fundraiser for abortion lobby giant NARAL, slated to occur at a New Hampshire function center jointly owned by the Knights of Columbus, has been cancelled after two priests resigned from the local chapter of the Catholic fraternity in protest, reports the Portsmouth Herald. Local Catholics reacted in shock after it was discovered that NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire was scheduled to hold the event, titled "Choice Chocolate 2010: Celebrating Your Choice for 25 Years," at the Casey Function Center, which is a Knights of Columbus Council 00140 entity. After the news broke, Rev....
  • At 84, Pro-Life Leader Nellie Gray Marches On ("mother of the March for Life.")

    01/23/2010 9:58:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 518+ views
    HeadlineBistro.Com ^ | Dave Jolivet
    by Dave Jolivet FALL RIVER, Mass. (CNS) -- Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley once said some consider Nellie J. Gray the "(Rev.) Martin Luther King Jr. of the pro-life civil rights movement." "But to me," he added, "she's ... the Joan of Arc of the Gospel of life." There are many other words to describe this 84-year-old champion of the unborn, but none are more accurate than "mother of the March for Life." For more than 35 years, Texas native Nellie J. Gray has been working unceasingly to end the slaughter of unborn children in the United States. And like...
  • Ground broke for Knights of Columbus ultrasound project

    12/04/2009 4:23:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Gloucester County Times ^ | November 07, 2009, | Jane Humes
    Members of Blessed John Paul II Chapter Knights of Columbus joined by their Chaplain, Monsignor Michael T. Mannion, National Life Center president and founder, Denise Cocciolone, and other friends of the NLC celebrated the groundbreaking of the Knights of Columbu NLC ultrasound project. The 882-square-foot, two-story addition to the NLC building at 686 N. Broad St. in Woodbury will provide space for an ultrasound exam room, a handicapped accessible bathroom, an exterior concrete ramp, additional office space, and much needed storage space for items to assist babies and young mothers. Monsignor Mannion blessed the addition and the staff from NLC...
  • N.J. Knights' (of Colulmbus) Motorcycle Ministry rumble and roar for charity

    08/23/2009 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 632+ views
    starledger ^ | 08.23.09 | Tiffani N. Garlic
    The motorcycles roared down the street, their riders in black leather vests. Long hair peeked from under helmets. Clad in jeans, dark shades and short-sleeve shirts revealing the occasional tattoo, they parked their bikes and headed toward the Catholic church last month. Almost 100 strong, these bikers are out to change public opinion. One sported a patch on his vest that read: "These Are My Sunday Clothes." They're not your father's Knights of Columbus. They're knights on bikes, New Jersey's first Knights' Motorcycle Ministry. "We want to make sure that the public image of bikers isn't what they see on...
  • Cardinal Marc Ouellet Calls Out Brother Bishops for Lack of Support for Pope

    08/06/2009 3:59:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 439+ views
    Life Site News ^ | August 6, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    PHOENIX, August 5, 2009 ( - In a short but stunning talk before some 90 Bishops, eight Cardinals and 1000 Knights, the Primate of Canada, Quebec City Archbishop Marc Cardinal Ouellet, addressed the subject of unity at the 127th annual Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus last night.  Ouellet spoke of the "hard winter" Pope Benedict XVI had to "suffer" this past year as he was "harshly criticized both within and outside the Church and was not adequately defended by those who share his ministry."The two biggest controversies that sparked criticism of the Pope in recent months from the liberal, mainstream media,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Abortion, Fraud and HHS nominee Sebelius: Vote this week

    04/25/2009 9:11:06 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Email to brother Knights of Columbus | April 25, 2009 | vanity
    Abortion, Fraud and HHS nominee Sebelius: Vote this week The following is taking a stand on "moral grounds". It is not against the policy of the Knights of Columbus to act against Late Term Abortion -- nor speak out against it. The case of Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius gives a unique oppourtunity for the Knights of Columbus to act. She had fraudulently misrepresented the amount of money given to her campaign for governor by one of the "most notorious late term abortionists in the country" -- George Tiller. The US Senate was set to vote for...
  • Hero On the High Seas (USS Bainbridge Captain Also Member of Knights of Columbus)

    04/15/2009 1:07:14 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 1,345+ views
    When duty called and the world was watching the pirate hostage situation unfold, Cmdr. Francis X. Castellano performed his job with honor and distinction. As the commander of the destroyer USS Bainbridge, Castellano was on the front line of the rescue operation that freed Capt. Richard Phillips from the grips of the Somali pirates, who had boarded his merchant ship Maersk-Alabama, and taken him hostage four days earlier. The rescue on Easter Sunday, April 12, involved Navy snipers who killed three of the pirates holding Capt. Phillips on a covered lifeboat after they left the recovered Maersk-Alabama. “We all worked...
  • Catholic bishops revealed as key in marriage battle

    03/20/2009 8:01:01 AM PDT · by sitetest · 45 replies · 977+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | March 19, 2009 | Dan Aiello
    From California to Maine, Catholic bishops are increasingly taking on public roles on behalf of what LGBT activists call a "politicized" U.S. Catholic Church. Aiding the faith leaders in their campaign against same-sex marriage is the Knights of Columbus, a tax-exempt fraternal beneficiary society known as the church's "strong right arm." And nowhere is the full impact of the Knights of Columbus' efforts felt than in the fight against awarding same-sex couples marriage rights. ~ snip ~ A key component of the Catholic Church's strategy has been the Knights of Columbus. Obscure Catholic group On its Web site the group...
  • 'Faith-Based' Obama Advisor Says Pope Is 'Discredited,' Knights of Columbus Are 'An Army of (*)

    04/07/2009 5:56:05 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 73 replies · 2,197+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 7, 2009 - 07:43 | Tim Graham
    Here’s another story that underlines how ludicrous the media have been in insisting Barack Obama was a natural choice for traditional Catholic and evangelical Christian voters: correspondent Fred Lucas reports Obama finished stocking the advisory committee of his faith-based initiative with a bang: one new selection was Harry Knox, director of the "religion and faith program" of the gay-left Human Rights Campaign. Just last month, Knox described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as "discredited leaders" because of their opposition to same-sex marriage. In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of...
  • Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board

    04/07/2009 4:37:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | April 06, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage. Harry Knox, who is a newly appointed member of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual activist group. In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Knights’...
  • [prayer][vanity]Prayer Request: Friend having hip replacement

    02/20/2009 1:40:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 375+ views
    A friend of mine, fellow K of C, is having hip replacement surgery today. Request prayers of fellow FReepers for a successful outcome and as abbreviated a recovery as is possible. Thanks!
  • Knights of Columbus Congress, Festival for Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Caucus)

    01/23/2009 8:10:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 1,019+ views
    KofC ^ | 12.12.08
    Congress, Festival for Our Lady of Guadalupe   Events will take place Aug. 6 -8 in Phoenix following Supreme Convention. The Knights of Columbus will hold its First International Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe from August 6-8, 2009, following the organization’s 127th annual convention in Phoenix.  The Congress will conclude with a Guadalupe Festival at Arena on August 8. Nearly 20,000 attendees are expected from throughout the United States and from Mexico.Co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Diocese of Phoenix, the Archdiocese of Mexico City and the Center for Guadalupan Studies, the Congress will be held at...
  • A New Politics: Catholics can exercise their responsibility by building a culture of life

    11/03/2008 6:50:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies · 356+ views, ^ | Carl A. Anderson
      A New Politics   by Carl A. Anderson, Supreme KnightCatholics can exercise their responsibility as faithful citizens by building a culture of life BECAUSE OF THE importance of the pro-life issue in this year’s U.S. elections, I have decided to reprint here excerpts from my annual report to the Supreme Convention: In eight of the last nine presidential elections, the crucial “Catholic vote” has picked the winner. America’s 69 million Catholics are again likely to hold the key not only to the White House, but to a great number of other races as well. The bishops of the...
  • New Knights' (of Columbus) survey outlines Catholic views on host of moral issues (Catholic Caucus)

    10/15/2008 1:43:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 454+ views
    CNS ^ | October 15, 2008 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- American Catholic voters in 2008 tend to be more moderate and less liberal than U.S. voters as a whole, according to a survey commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and released Oct. 14. "A plurality of Catholic voters, 39 percent, are Democrats, and 45 percent describe themselves as moderate. Only 19 percent say they are liberal," the survey said. The survey was conducted by telephone with 813 self-identified Catholics Sept. 24-Oct. 3 by Marist College's Institute for Public Opinion. Those who identified themselves as practicing Catholics outnumbered nonpracticing Catholics by close to a 2-1 ratio. Interviewers polled...
  • Knights of Columbus Scolds Biden for Comments on Abortion (Catholic Vote)

    09/19/2008 11:30:51 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies · 213+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2008 | Fox News
    For the second time in two weeks, a Catholic leader is criticizing Joe Biden for his comments on abortion and the way it is viewed in the Catholic Church. The head of the Knights of Columbus, writing on behalf of the organization’s 1.28 million members and their families, published an “open letter” to Barack Obama’s running mate Friday on the group’s Web site, criticizing Biden for remarks he made Sept. 7 on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • New York family honored by Knights as Family of the Year

    08/18/2008 1:19:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 130+ views
    CNA ^ | August 18, 2008
    Knights of Columbus' Family of the Year Quebec City, Aug 18, 2008 / 01:21 pm (CNA).- A family from Goshen, New York has received the honor of being named the International Family of the Year by the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Mario Loomis, his wife Donna and their four children were chosen for their exemplary witness to their Catholic faith, ranging from mission work to producing a DVD on priestly vocations.  Dr. Mario Loomis’ initial impression of the Knights was that it was mostly an organization of older men whose children were already out of the house. As he...
  • Papal Visit Results in Big Jump in Positive View of Benedict and Church, Poll Shows

    05/01/2008 7:52:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 101+ views
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 4/30/2008 | Patrick Korten
    One third now more likely to vote and be more active in community and Church. A poll taken immediately following the conclusion of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States shows that it had a powerful impact on public attitudes toward the pope, the Church, and a willingness to live their faith more fully.The nationwide poll of 1,013 adults was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion between April 22 and April 24, 2008.  Marist conducted a similar poll  prior to the pope’s visit, allowing before-and-after comparisons.Among the highlights of...
  • Shocked Visitor Exhorts Las Vegas Bishop to End Pro-Homosexual Ministry in Diocese

    04/30/2008 8:47:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 92+ views
    LifeSite ^ | April 29, 2008 | Michael Baggot
    LAS VEGAS, NV April 29, 2008 ( - A visitor to the Cathedral of Las Vegas was shocked recently to see an advertisement for the Imago Dei ministry in the cathedral bulletin. Jack Fonseca, a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, has since worked to rally other Catholics to have Bishop Joseph Anthony Pepe disband the group for its infidelity to Church teaching regarding homosexuality.According to its official site, "Imago Dei was established to meet a need in the Church for support of gay Catholic women and men.  Gay people have been made to feel that they are...
  • Knight of Columbus head writes guide for changing culture

    03/25/2008 4:12:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 170+ views
    CNA ^ | 3/25/2008
    CNA STAFF, Mar 25, 2008 / 03:09 am (CNA).- A new book by the head of the Knights of Columbus explores the themes the Pope is likely to address in his April visit to the United States and provides a practical guide for Catholics to change the culture for the good. The book “A Civilization of Love:  What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World” was written by Carl Anderson, who since 2000 has been the Supreme Knight of the 1.7 million-member Knights of Columbus.  Anderson is also a member of three pontifical councils, a consultant to the...
  • Pope sets Knights of Columbus founder on path to beatification

    03/15/2008 3:19:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 307+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 3/15/2008
    Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday set the founder of the Knights of Columbus, one of the world's largest lay Catholic groups, on the path to possible beatification and sainthood, the Vatican said. The pope recognized the "heroic virtues" of the Rev. Michael J. McGivney, who in 1882 created a fraternal society for Catholic men who suffered discrimination because of their religion and immigrant origins. A miracle performed through McGivney's intercession must be certified by the Vatican before beatification, which is the last formal step before the sainthood process can begin. McGivney was a 29-year-old assistant pastor at St. Mary's Church...